Archive for September 2011

Nine days to go until the Chicago Marathon

I’m excited! Phil talked about where he’s at nine days out and shared an awesome video, which I’m sharing as well! Last night I got a run in after work. I met Ben, a fellow dailymiler, and we ran for a bit. It wasn’t the greatest run but I got some miles in. As I... Read more »

Things I know this year before the marathon that I didn't know last year

Last year, ignorance was bliss. I’ve talked about it. I knew last year it would be hard. But I didn’t really know. A time or two this year I’ve caught myself cringing a little, because I know how hard running a marathon can be. As I sit here 10 days before my second marathon, I... Read more »

Dads Who Run: Meet Christopher Harris

This is the second installment of Dads Who Run here on cubicle dad runs. Working parents have a lot on their plate. And as a working dad, I think we sometimes get taken for granted. It’s tough to balance work, family and life in general. Now add in endurance sports? You’re upping the ante a... Read more »
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Tuesday hot links

I had intended to post about the things I know this year versus last year before the marathon. That post is coming, guessing Thursday, so stay tuned. Today I thought I’d share a few links of things I found interesting these last few days… Running and Rambling has a Wrightsock running sock review up. As... Read more »

Taper time...a quick update

I was scarce last week because I was laying low, fighting off being sick. I thought I had it beat on Friday night and was planning for my long run on Saturday morning. But after a long night, when I finally got up, I felt queasy. So I decided to move the run to yesterday.... Read more »

Dads who run: Meet Keith Lipinski...

This is the first of what I hope becomes a regular thing on cubicle dad runs. Working parents have a lot on their plate. And as a working dad, I think we sometimes get taken for granted. It's tough to balance work, family and life in general. Now add in endurance sports? You're upping the ante a bit. I thought it would be nice to highlight some Dads who run! If you're a dad who runs, and want to share your story, leave a comment below and we'll talk! With that said, take it away Keith!
1. Introduction I am Keith Lipinski, 37, an Information Technology (or IT as it's commonly known) Manager at Paper Source in Chicago. I have a two year old son named Gavin, my beautiful wife Ryan is an administrative law judge for the State of Illinois. We reside in Park Ridge, IL at my mother in laws house which is quite helpful when it comes to both running and raising a kid. We are saving up to get a big down payment for a nice suburban home,  complete with ¼ mile running track in the backyard (note to realtors, the lack of track is a dealbreaker). In addition to running my hobbies include bartending, musical snobbery, professional wrestling (I hosted a online radio show for 7 years and have been involved behind the scenes as a writer, promoter, producer, DVD host, etc), and trying to be a fantastic dad while trying to get a minimum of 10 hours of sleep a night – hence the deliberating Starbucks addiction...
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Winner of the $25 Subway gift card is...

Congratulations to Sariah8, she is today’s big winner! Sariah8 will receive a $25 Subway gift card for entering my contest after the Luch with Apolo Ohno post! Thanks to all for entering! Stay tuned…plenty of fun stuff to come!

Letting toxic people and negative thinking affect me...it stops now. It's done.

Yesterday was a rough day for me. I had some feelings from my childhood (you can read about it here…I’ll wait) stirred up a bit. It’s nothing I really want to dive into here, so I’ll spare the details. I’ll just say it was unpleasant and unnecessary. Couple that with some negative self image stuff... Read more »

Lunch with Apolo Anton Ohno...

Friday I had the chance to sit down with Apolo Anton Ohno and his trainer, Todd Rushworth, as a part of a small “Eat and Greet” event through Subway! I had heard a while back that Apolo is training to run the NY Marathon this November. And I was excited to hear he would be... Read more »
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Apolo Anton Ohno is in Chicago...

Me and Apolo Anton Ohno...
Find out why he was in town and how I got my picture taken with him here on Monday!